The north-west city of Chester boasts layers of fascinating history, whether it's the sections of sandstone wall or amphitheatre left from by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago, the slanted half-timber Tudor houses or the rows of elegant Victorian terraces.

The city is packed with things do to, like watching horses stomp across the finishing line at Britain's oldest racecourse or stepping back in time at the 1,000-year-old Chester Cathedral. Alternatively, you could photograph the Eastgate Clock built to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victorian in the late 19th century or take the kids to Chester Zoo to spot more than 500 critters.

What to see & do in Chester

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Where & what to eat in Chester

  • 10 Great Restaurants in Chester

    The great restaurants in Chester show how the city has seen a food revolution over the last decade, with its restaurant scene exploding with new and ever-more exciting options. While there will always be a place for pub grub – and the city does have some beautiful examples of historic inns – Chester’s food has moved beyond the humble. Offering accomplished...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Chester

  • 10 Best Places To Go Shopping in Chester

    The best places to go shopping in Chester allow you to combine some retail therapy with historic buildings, charming gardens, and an air of elegance. Take a walk down one of the city’s 4 original streets, now home to the best stores the city has to offer. And make sure to look up as you walk under the famous Eastgate...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Chester

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Chester

    There are plenty of fun things to do after dinner in Chester, whether you’re looking for great ales or live entertainment. Wandering the cobbled streets and riverside walkways, you'll hear music and laughter coming from many of the pubs and bars – live band sessions and stand-up shows are regular fixtures of the city's nightlife. The city’s pub scene is a...

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Useful information

  • Chester Travel Essentials

    Our Chester Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the UK. No matter how frequent you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to my hotel? What currency and type of plug...

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